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The Sibling Society

Written by Robert Bly


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 27, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78128-8 (0-679-78128-5)

Where have all the grown-ups gone?

At the close of the twentieth century, adults have regressed toward adolescence while adolescents refuse to become adults. Respect for elders has given way to the furious competition of peers or siblings who strive not to be good or great but to be famous. Community has... Read more >

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Courtroom 302
A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse
Written by Steve Bogira


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75206-6 (0-679-75206-4)

Steve Bogira’s riveting book takes us into the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Courtroom 302 is the story of one year in one courtroom in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country.

We see the system through the eyes of the men and women who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7932-9 (0-8129-7932-X)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern University
Skidmore College
University of...
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6755-8 (1-4000-6755-3)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern...
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Gig
Americans Talk About Their Jobs
Edited by John Bowe, Marisa Bowe and Sabin Streeter


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80707-1 (0-609-80707-2)

Taking their cue from Studs Terkel's book Working, the editors of word.com have produced a book that provides real insight into how people work and how they describe their jobs. Composed of more than 120 monologues Gig allows disparate people—from a wide variety of occupations and locations—to describe their day to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Whatever You Say I Am
The Life and Times of Eminem
Written by Anthony Bozza


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5380-3 (1-4000-5380-3)

"...the first bona fide biography of the bad-boy rapper....Bozza links the melding of black and white cultures so evident throughout rock history to the intricate confluence of race in Eminem...." —Library Journal

On assignment for his first cover story for Rolling Stone magazine, the very first national cover story on Eminem, Anthony... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley with Ron Powers


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 2, 2000
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-11133-0 (0-553-11133-7)

What does society expect from a “hero” after his heroic moment has passed? How does that “hero” continue on to live a “normal” life when that one instant has been forever immortalized? Deconstructing the fall-out from that now infamous image of the six American soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima... Read more >

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Click
The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do
Written by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52906-8 (0-385-52906-6)

In a powerful, story-driven narrative that weaves together cutting-edge research in psychology and sociology, organizational business consultant Ori Brafman and psychologist Rom Brafman explore what it means to “click”: the common factors present when our brain and senses are fully engaged. From two co-workers who fall head over heels for each... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Sway
The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
Written by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53060-6 (0-385-53060-9)

A fascinating journey into the hidden psychological influences that derail our decision-making, Sway will change the way you think about the way you think.

Why is it so difficult to sell a plummeting stock or end a doomed relationship? Why do we listen to advice just because it came from someone “important”?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Honoring the Self
The Pyschology of Confidence and Respect
Written by Nathaniel Branden


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-26814-0 (0-553-26814-7)

The culmination of Dr. Branden's work of three decades in the area of self-esteem, this book reveals how the level of our self-regard affects our work, creativity, and relationships—all the struggles and goals of our existence.

Students will learn: How to grow in self-confidence and self-respect; How to nurture self-esteem in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stepfamilies

Written by James H. Bray and John Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 20, 1999
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0103-1 (0-7679-0103-7)

Based on a landmark longitudinal study, the nation's leading expert on stepfamilies reveals his breakthrough findings and offers the first detailed guide to easing the conflicts of stepfamily life and healing the scars of divorce.

There are more than twenty million stepfamilies in America. For most of them, the simple, daily issues... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Promises Kept
Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life
Written by Dr. Joe Brewster, Michele Stephenson and Hilary Beard


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8489-7 (0-8129-8489-7)

Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up not only in test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on...

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Being Adopted
The Lifelong Search for Self
Written by David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schecter and Robin Marantz Henig


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41426-5 (0-385-41426-9)

Like Passages, this groundbreaking book uses the poignant, powerful voices of adoptees and adoptive parents to explore the experience of adoption and its lifelong effects. A major work, filled with astute analysis and moving truths. Read more >

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Boom!
Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7511-6 (0-8129-7511-1)

In Boom!, Tom Brokaw, one of America’s premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in this “virtual reunion” as Brokaw takes... Read more >

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A Queer History of the United States

Written by Michael Bronski


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4465-0 (0-8070-4465-2)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award

The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.

In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Social Animal
The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
Written by David Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7937-4 (0-8129-7937-0)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success... Read more >

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Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
The Disappearance of Black Americans from Our Universities
Written by Cecil Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-573-7 (1-55643-573-8)

Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head-on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of California system generally. Brown contends that educators have ignored the importance of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Our Time
Memoir of a Revolution
Written by Susan Brownmiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 388 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 7, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31831-0 (0-385-31831-6)

Susan Brownmiller, author of the ground-breaking Against Our Will and one of the leading thinkers and activists of the feminist movement, combines memoir, reportage, and history to illuminate her life’s work and the invaluable contributions of Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer, Kate Millett, and many others. In Our Time brings... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Five Thousand Days Like This One
An American Family History
Written by Jane Brox


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 7, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2107-1 (0-8070-2107-5)

Amid the turmoil after her father’s death-decisions to be made, the future of the family farm to be settled-Jane Brox, using her acclaimed “compassion, honesty, and restraint” (The Boston Globe), begins a search for her family’s story. The search soon leads her to the quintessentially American history of New England’s Merrimack... Read more >

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Letters from the Hive
An Intimate History of Bees, Honey, and Humankind
Written by Stephen Buchmann and Banning Repplier


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 30, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38266-2 (0-553-38266-7)

They work hard, are devoted to family, love sex, and know the importance of a good piece of real estate. Honey bees, and the daily workings of their close-knit colonies, are one of nature's great miracles. And they produce one of nature's greatest edible bounties: honey. More than just a palate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Life Is What You Make It
Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Written by Peter Buffett


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46472-9 (0-307-46472-5)

From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction?

You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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L.A. Noir
The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City
Written by John Buntin


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35208-8 (0-307-35208-0)

L.A. Noir tells the history of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in America's dream city, beginning when the end of Prohibition left organized crime looking for a new way to exert influence and make a living. The Mob had to contend with downtown businesses, City Hall, and, above all, the LAPD... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4469-8 (0-8070-4469-5)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35214-9 (0-307-35214-5)

Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own... Read more >
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